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The Partnership. Who and why? – Italy: City of Bologna Health Authority City of Malmo Sweden Old Partners & New Local Context Projects within a Project – shared themes;

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the partnership
The Partnership
  • Who and why? –
  • Italy: City of Bologna Health Authority
  • City of Malmo Sweden
  • Old Partners & New
  • Local Context
  • Projects within a Project – shared themes;
  • Further develop and disseminate good practice(previously established under aspects of Daphne 1, Haringey & Bologna 2002 - 2004
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The Partnership
  • Produce materials that can be used in different European settings being adapted or adopted.
  • Incorporate the impact on the health of the beneficiaries
  • Target audiences will be the general public and public authorities with NGOs asextended partners
  • Teachers and School Pupils
  • Identify training needs for different partners in support of mainstreaming

Points of Intervention




Teenage Pregnancy & Sexual Health

One Stop Shop

Illegal Migrants & Trafficking

Health Services

Education & Social Services


What intervention opportunities are open to the Health Service?

Education PHSE

What has available research in the UK told us about the risks to children?

children living with domestic violence are at risk
  • In 2003 the Department of Health acknowledged that:
  • “At least 750,000 children a year witness domestic violence. Nearly three-quarters of children on the at risk register live in households where domestic violence occurs”
  • In 90% of cases children are in the same or next room – Police action.
  • 8 out of 10 children who suffer serious physical abuse grow up in home where there is DV
  • 10% of children witness mothers being sexually abused
  • Forced Female Genital Mutilation
  • In 30-66% of cases children are directly abused by the same violent man
  • Link with animal cruelty
how can children be affected
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Developmental delay
  • Problems with social competence and peer relationships
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Decline in academic achievement
  • Damaged relationship with mother
  • Increased likelihood of developing attitudes that are tolerant of violence against women
intervention what children want
  • Safety for themselves and their mothers
  • Support – someone to talk to, preferably a knowledgeable peer
  • The UK Government’s National Action Plan on DV -early intervention is crucial to increasing safety for children and mothers,
  • prevention will have a long term cost benefit for service providers.
  • Currently the system spends too much money on the child protection investigative approach, rather than stopping it happening or healing it.
  • Working with the women and the children to keep them safe is essential, leading to successful survival rates and recover is more likely.
  • There is an opportunity to influence the next generation to regard violence as wrong and to enable them to work on ending it.

5 Outcomes for Children & Young People

  • Be Healthy – enjoy good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle
  • Stay Safe – from a range of personal, social and environmental dangers
  • Enjoy and Achieve – getting the most out of life and developing the skills needed for adulthood
  • Making a positive contribution – by being involved with the community and society and not engaging in anti-social behaviour
  • Achieve economic well-being – not being prevented by economic disadvantages from achieving full potential in life
waiting in the silence every child matters teaching domestic violence

“Waiting in the Silence”Every Child MattersTeaching Domestic Violence

Discuss why the Teaching of Domestic Violence is important

Landmarks – why are the police involved in this work?

Consider the available research & guidance - Mullender

Discuss what a prevention project could achieve

What did we learn in Haringey?

What products and tools did the project deliver

What next?

  • 15 schools for 6 weeks – 50% of school term
  • 6 trainers – 3 periods over 2 terms
  • Children & Young people, 5 -16 years
  • 7 primary, 9 secondary, 2 pupil support centres
  • Total number of delivered lessons in schools = 90 hours
  • Numbers of pupils involved as participants = 375
  • Number of pupils participating in peer education generated by the project = 1600
  • Numbers of school staff trained in DV and issues = 50
results impact
Results & Impact
  • Collection of data concerning the changes in attitude of young people, before, during and after participation in the project: UK Only
  • Detected the confidence levels of young people involved in being able to seek support from different sources: UK only
  • Detected the confidence levels of women victims of DV involved in being able to seek support from different sources: Italy & Sweden
essential steps
Essential Steps
  • Training; staff first, then keep doing it
  • Partnership; are you working with the right people LGA summary
  • Support; who needs it, who can offer
  • Process more important than the finished product
  • 6 weeks not long enough, try 8 or 10
  • Review; impact, behaviour, values, curriculum
  • Sustainable
what next
What Next?
  • Distribute DVD and Promote Services
  • Continued drive for the delivery in schools
  • All multi-agency partners call for and support DV education
  • Sharing our example
  • Continuation – Daphne 3 ? – see web site
project management
Project Management
  • Start on time! Pre-financing of activities
  • Problems – report them, don’t rely external consultants or monitors
  • Start to keep an evidence trail of all spending – portfolio linked to master reporting Excel.
  • Additional funding – why and why not!
  • Clear understanding of tasks and the measures to monitor them.
what else did the project produce
What else did the project produce?
  • Enhanced multi-agency working – The consortium
  • New Support Programme –”What about me” – now London wide?
  • Better services for children, young people and families
  • Shared resources and contacts
  • Access to learning and new professional development
  • Liberation from the perhaps narrow bureaucratic or cultural constraints of their own organisation
  • Strategic and operational benefits
  • Evaluation/review of our own agency or self